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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
hammered for it. it is now beta and they have to worry about being beta. let's get out to jane wells. >> how retailers are being impacted by the port strike and why none of it matters. i will explain after the break. [ male announcer ] trading's like a high-speed train. and you don't want to miss it with thinkorswim by td ameritrade. you get knock-your-socks-off tools, simple one-click orders, real-time paper trading to hone your skills, plus anytime you need it support. ♪ stocks, options, futures, and forex. get your trading on track. thinkorswim by td ameritrade. trade commission free for 60 days, plus get up to $600 when you open an account. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. >>> the australian dollar strengthening today versus the u.s. dollar. with more data how can you play the currency. let's bring in
Dec 4, 2012 7:00pm EST
teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> cnbc's jane wells joins us now with the latest. >> they say it is not about the money. federal mediate or has been hir. ships are backing up. companies like home depot say it is starting to impact their supply chains. here is the issue. it doesn't appear to be about the money. up to 11 weeks of days off. theion onwants fellow union members to fill in on those dates and management doesn't want to do that if those people aren't needed. the union is using technology which is decreasing the need for people. >> like computers. >> yes. >> this is one of your greatest moments. 11 weeks off and guaranteed security. did i get that right? >> yes, you did. but the bigger issue here they say is the guaranteed job security. they say we will feel it is guaranteed if you put language in the contract saying you will never outsource these jobs. management not willing to do that. >> i didn't know such a thing was still debated. that is incredible. >> many thanks. i guess. always many thanks to jane wells. you didn't make it up. so now th
Dec 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
different. jane wells will join us on why american consumers keep spending as we head towards the cliff. >> first, we have analysis on the biggest upgrade of the day. tsoro, yum brands and vera bradley. [ male announcer ] when gloria and her financial advisor made a retirement plan, they considered all her assets, even those held elsewhere, giving her the confidence to pursue all her goals. when you want a financial advisor who sees the whole picture, turn to us. wells fargo advisors. michael, back with me, crediting te sora saying quote we think tesoro shares will rally with the season recovery in west cracks and closure of the carson city refinely acquisition. the west cracks. >> you know, let's not talk about that. >> 89% higher. what do you think of this? >> i think it will rally with oil commodity prices. i think it is a positive stock. i agree. >> you like that. let's move on to goldman sachs. upgrading yum brands. goldman noting quote that recent soft china same store sales and resulting uncertainty provide a good entry point, shares of yum down more than 6%. >> inflexion point.
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
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Dec 26, 2012 2:00pm EST
recovery. >>> jane wells drawing the short straw at the one place that i would not want to be today. >> reporter: well, you know, i'm glad i got here at 4:00 a.m. because i was able to find a parking space. we have been talking to all these analysts. up next, we actually talk theo couple shoppers. what are they buying and returning? does the fiscal cliff even matter? over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insue q usaa. we know what it means to serve. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to
Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
other unwanted christmas gifts. jane wells is in los angeles with the cost to retailers. good morning, jane. >> reporter: hey, carl. i'm at the northridge fashion center. you know, it's usually that returns would go up this time of year, but the big change, the big component is the growth in online shopping. because if you get something online, there's a greater likelihood that it won't fit right or you won't like it. so that's a big reason. and retailers really want to maintain their relationship with you and returning could not be any easier now. liquidity services, which handles return inventory for retailers like walmart says overall returns, this is pure returns, not exchanges, in 2012 are up 21% to $263 billion, but for the holidays, they will jump a record 37% to $63 billion, which would be about 10 to 11% of all purchases if the projections bear out for total shopping. >> the retailers want to see an exchange, but more and more, consumers are demanding returns and not just exchanges. so once again, i think it's a fine line that the retailer is trying to walk. but ultimately, i
Dec 27, 2012 2:00pm EST
in stamford, connecticut. >> plus, jane wells is tracking the holiday retailers who were winners and losers. >> mandy, we have new data suggesting there was a last-minute surge in spending. really? we're going to look at those numbers after the break. [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. you can stay in and share something... or you can get out there and actually share something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> coming up on closing bell, red arrows on wall street so far. there's no resolution to the fiscal cliff out of washington yet. should we rule out any hope of a last-minute deal before yea
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
on the west coast. jane wells is here with it. jane? >> hey, melissa. you're going to be surprised what major west coast industry is doing well going into the fiscal cliff. and randi zuckerberg gets lionized. that is not a good thing. we'll have that after the break. , you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... customer erin swenson bought so, i'm happy. today. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, reroute... even reschedule her package. it's ups my choice. are you happy? i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. happy. happy. happy. happy. (to
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
gone but returns and holiday gift cards ensure that the busy season is not over. jane wells joins me live from los angeles with a story. how are the gift card sale this is year? >> reporter: well, they were very good, richard. i'm at the grove getting ready to open up in a few hours and people are expected to come here and ignoring the tweet you quoted saying home and relax. retailers don't want you to stay home and relax. showing the gift card video, the most popular we're told is starbucks, you got walmart in that top five, target and macy's and visa and mastercard and researchers say they reach a record $110 billion in gift card sales this year, expected to top $130 billion by 2015. we asked consumers if they like them and buying more and from where. listen. >> i think more this year, again, it is like a lot more convenient. >> they're convenient. you know? they fit in the card. easy to take on the plane and go home, too. >> i like walmart, places like that. they have them, big selection of things. >> macy's or jcpenney. >> somebody give me, i spend it. >> reporter: i'm with her.
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
up, market predictions. our traders tell you how to attack the new year. but first, jane wells has our west coast wrap. jane? >> i'm glad i'm here and not there. i don't know how you guys are going to get out of there tonight. up next, with all the accuracy of the mayans, i make my own predictions for 2013, plus a shocking development in the k / kim/kanye/kimy ebay by story. all that coming up after the break. >>> for mobile devices to medical marijuana we've got you covered on the west coast. jane wells joins us from l.a. with a very, very special new year's eve edition of the west coast wrap, jane. >> melissa, the west is dominated by tech. i've got several predictions but i'm going to start in tech, where i have two. first, we will get apple tv by the end of the year. and everyone is going to complain about it. my second prediction, microsoft will not reach $40 a share. not only in 2013, but it will never, ever reach $40 a share. continue to insist the company is poised to explode, 27 analysts have buys or strong buys. they will be sentenced to spend time with kanye west and kim
Dec 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
something else. jane wells live until sunny southern california. jane. >> hi, tyler. one of the best things about being in the malls, there's no more christmas music. up next, we've been talking about returns. how many returns to retailers are fraudulent, and are you still getting hurt because someone you gave a gift to didn't like it. get over it. everyone else has. we'll have that after the break. . they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. let'for an idea.s - a grand idea called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like liberty and rock 'n' roll. to free markets, free enterprise, and free refills. it put a man on the moon and a phone in your pocket. our country's gone through a lot over the centuries and a half. but this idea isn't fragile. when times get tough, it rallies us as one. every day, more peo
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
this shopping season. our jane wells knows for sure. jane? >> tyler, i'm out here at city walk. prepare yourself. i have something good to say about retail, including one store, the only store i have never shopped at. i didn't know one existed. we will have that after the break. >> announcer: if congress fails to intervene, over $1 billion will be cut from the afghanistan security forces fund which helps afghanistan to develop its own security forces. omnipotent of . you know how to mix business... with business. and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. yes, you could. and you wouldn't have it any other way.e. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
according to one measure. will holiday gift cards give stores a big boost? jane wells is live. is mario lopez there? he hangs out there, right? >> reporter: mario, love you! no, he's not here. we will talk about gift cards next, which ones are the best to use, which ones are the most people are buying and we are also going to look at how some retailers have developed a new strategy starting for after christmas. >>> i'm the operating partner of exchange bar and grill located in new york city. i'm annoyed. i'm annoyed with the fiscal cliff. we're looking at not knowing what's going to happen. we fall off this cliff and everyone gets affected. there's no trickle down effect. it's more like a slush. we will lose income. the question is, how much income are we going to lose. if we fall off the cliff, the fear is that we fall off the cliff, not slowly glide down the cliff. big government at this point needs to understand that we should be able to trust you to do the right thing, put politics aside, think about us, the people. that's why we have government. fix it. a raise your rate cd.
Dec 3, 2012 2:00pm EST
. jane wells at the port. >> reporter: today is day seven. nothing is going on. this is a classic showdown between labor and management. negotiations resumed about 45 minutes ago. only 4 of 14 terminals are working at this point. on the port of l.a. side they only have one terminal going. 21 ships are sitting here, either in port or out to sea. 30 more expected today, another 9 diverted. clerkici iic clerical workers a trying to stop from being outsourced. >> we have 29% absenteeism. an employee works 3 1/2 days a week they want somebody to come out of the union dispatch hall to sit in that desk if there's nothing to do or not. >> reporter: you're willing to do some of that? >> some of that. >> reporter: sounds like a great gig. >> some of it. unfortunately these guarantees are false. during the course of contracts they will outsource jobs. >> 560 employees who are making at the end of the contract we proposed wages and benefits over $190,000 a year are creating a national emergency. this will fastly become a major crisis for the entire country. >> my question to them, if it's tru
Dec 6, 2012 2:00pm EST
within a town in nevada. jane wells is there to explain. jane? >> reporter: brian, this is the fernley rv park. we got a classic air stream there. that's called a holiday rambler. 60% of the people camping in this rv park are here for one reason, to work the holidays at am done. amazon's even paying their rent. not just here but at rv parks around many of their other u.s. warehouses. amazon tells us it's hired 50,000 seasonal workers to meet the rush. we have some video here inside a fulfillment center we visited in the past in phoenix so you get an idea of what kind of work they do. a lot of temps are people who have taken to the open road but they need to make a little cash along the way. jim melvin working his second season for amazon. the 68-year-old retiree is saving a money to buy a car to go with his rv. says he walks up to ten miles a day inside his warehouse and he blogs at jimbosjourneys about the people he leads work camping. >> they're fun. they're really a lot of fun. you see the same people. when you walk in to it, you know you're going to work hard. it's not going to be som
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
whether to buy or sell the stock. and just how hungry bargain shoppers? jane wells hitting the mall to find out. jane? >> melissa, we are going to talk to the shoppers behind the numbers to get the facts and how even men cannot deny the allure of brad pitt. we'll have that from la la land, after the break. >>> welcome back to f"fast money." netflix might have woken up to coal in its christmas stocking. netflix's movie streaming service getting hit with an outage on christmas eve. for some customers, it lasted through the next morning. netflix blaming amazon's web servers for the glitch. the stock rallied today, but not everyone is a buyer. so, let's have a good old fashioned street fight, guy, the bull, going up against anthony, the bear. so, guy, start with the -- >> well, part of my argument, which, as you mentioned, on christmas eve, we had an out age and given netflix's history, one would have thought on a tape like today, you would have seen that stock down significantly. obviously it wasn't. it was higher. so, i use that as proof positive number one. also, remember back in early
Dec 24, 2012 9:00am EST
wells is in california. what's the scene like, jane? >> well, not much of a scene yet, melissa. the mall doesn't open for another hour. macy's, though, is open. you can't enter it from the mall, you have to enter it from the outside. i keep walking over to see if anyone's in here. other than employees. and i see two employees. no customers. so i'm not sure it's worth it. a lot of people are writing off this holiday as losing steam. but not piper jaffray, which said over the past week, quote, the holiday may actually home. comscore datas tracking ahead of expectations with a 53% jump in sales last week year over year, and that includes ecommerce. here at the mall, we are seeing sales, sales, sales. what does that mean for profits, profits, profits and margins? for retailers, it may be okay compared to a year ago when they were dealing with higher cotton prices. >> this year we've seen about half that cost retrace, or fall, and so you have an advantage with margins this year that we didn't see last year. we're actually looking for better margins year over year across the board. >> it's rai
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
back people are going where the jobs are this holiday season with their rvs in tow. jane wells is in nevada. good morning. >> reporter: hey, carl, not sure we have a lot of apple shareholders here but i'll check. you want a job? find the work, up next we hit the open road visiting rv parks filled with seasonal workers working at places like amazon, called work campers. meet one, after the break. [ male announcer ] what can you experience in a seat? inspiration. great power. iconic design. exhilarating performance. [ race announcer ] audi once again has created le mans history! [ male announcer ] and once in a great while... all of the above. take your seat in the incomparable audi a8. take advantage of exceptional values on the audi a8 during the season of audi event. ♪ look this isn't my first christmas. these deals all seem great at the time... but later... [ shirt ] merry christmas, everybody! not so much. ho ho ho! this isn't that kind of deal. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday st
Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm EST
with ms. jane wells. jane? >> bill, it's beginning to look a lot like 2007 says one analyst. is that good or bad? and which discount every store has today. only one number. we'll have it after the break. >>> welcome back. we all know that the web is supposed to give shoppers the best deals at the click of a button. right? well, a "wall street journal" report finds that's not always the case. in fact, some online retailers are charging consumers more depending on where they live and how close they are to competitors. take a look at these price comparisons at staples. two shoppers bought the same swingline stapler but the price difference was nearly 11%, bill. >> depending on where they -- if the person lived closer to a competitor of staples, they got the lower price. now, can this price discrimination backfire onion line retailers? nicholas carlson a business insider thinks so. he joins us to make his case. i guess it back fires if you find out you paid more. if you paid less it is not such a bad deal, right? >> that's right. merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> absolutely. you kn
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
to going oakland or mexico it is like what do i need to go to l.a. for? >> jane wells joining us from the port of l.a. long beach. >> jane getting it done. kansas city that report mentioned railroads. this is the stock we mentioned a number of times and had a tremendous run up to 84 and pulled back and another run up to 84 and pulled back. we are in the midst of that now. if this trades back down to 74.5 and 75 that is the level to buy. >> they have more south lines. >> these guys are huge. that is definitely a great call. the other part is retailers. the impact on this will be talk about 1,000 cuts. these guys will probably feel this for six months. this is what you saw from the strike of 2002. throughout the chain it's going to happen. >>> coming up next the trades you should toss out of your portfolio before 2013. we are checking twitter to help you set up for the new year. stick with us. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core,
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
are folded into holiday spending. >> that's when us frugal guys get out there. jane wells, thank you -- >> reporter: that really is procrastinating. >>> appreciate it. he's made his list, checked it twice. in a nnorad will be tracking his travels. joining from us colorado spring. lieutenant general, thank you for joining us. >> the operation is going full swing since 4:00 this morning, tracking santa all over the world to deliver the gifts to all the good boys and girls out there. right now we see that santa has been spotted last in perth, australia. >> so what does the timing look like? >> after australia, he's now heading toward the settlement christmas aisle and should be there in approximately 26 seconds. everybody can track santa via various means. first of all we have our website at you can call one of our 1200 volunteers at 1-877 -ia-norad. 1612,000 on twitters, and we have received so far over 13,000 calls at our command center. >> it is serious business there, lieutenant general. some have hats, some without, but tracking sandy for us, as he makes his way
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
for retailers. jane wells is going to join us to break it all down. jane? >> well, you know, this is the week of giving back. giving back the gift you don't want. why do americans do so many returns? can't we just say thank you? and what is the gift we return more than anything else? you may be surprised. find out after the break. power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. you can stay in and like something... or you can get out there and actually like something. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay
Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
complicated than it sounds, unfortunately. cnbc's jane wells talking dos and don'ts. >> assuming the feds don't come in and just shut everything down like they're thinking of doing, here's the money concern. can the state price legal taxed marijuana to be competitive with tax-free illegal pot on the street? as people celebrate in seattle, even though smoking anything in public is still against the law there, the market will have to figure out if the cost of complying with regulation and taxes in a legal pot world is more or less than the security cost criminals factor into their pricing for running an illegal enterprise. washington state says it'll take a year to set up its pol pot bureaucracy. it estimates tax revenues from marijuana will grow to $560,000 in 2013 to almost ten times that amount in 2015. it's even analyzed pricing, quote, medical marijuana dispensary prices on average range between $10 and $15 per gram with some proceed yum products exceeding $15 per gram. producer price is $3 per gram. the processer price is $6 per gram. no price elasticity is assumed. that may be a bad
Dec 24, 2012 9:00am PST
. c nbsz's jane wells is live for us from glendale, california. jane, what kind of traffic have we been seeing in stores today? i know it's still early out there. >> well, yeah, but you know, it's not that early. it is christmas eve, and most people are off. i'm here at the galleria, one of the largest malls in l.a. what the mall is telling us is that going into this final stretch people are arriving later and they are staying later, but the fear is that this lull that has been happening generally after black friday or christmas eve has gotten longer and longer and that people may not just be procrastinating, but they're not spending as much. richard jafy says we'll have to see what happens today. >> we've seen this trend for the last 20 years that the consumer procrastinates, waits for better pricing, and then is rewarded for waiting, finds greater discounts that last ten days or two weeks, and shops with a real fever. >> what we're hearing is people are more interested in price hand in merchandise, and there's only one company that william blair, an analyst, is saying is really d
Dec 31, 2012 9:00am EST
number of new laws set to take place. jane wells will bring you some of the more interesting one ones coming up after the break. a special report on the housing market in 2013. will this year's turnaround see an even higher run up. >>> if a budget is not agreed upon by congress, americans in the top 1% will see a federal tax increase of over 7%. ♪ [ cows moo ] [ sizzling ] more rain... [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live webinars. and trade with papermoney to test-drive the market. ♪ all on thinkorswim. from td ameritrade. >>> coming up at the top of the hour, phil gross is live to defend the forecast that's the talk of wall street. he'll tell you the best place to mauk mon make money in the new year. and tom lee gives you his prediction to stocks. and green mountain has had a big comeback. one stock, two opinions. definitely can't afford to miss. carl, see you in about 15. >>> 2012 of course marked a real turnaround in housing. a major mortgage settlement gav
Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
was william lauder talking about the effect of if fiscal cliff on consumers. jane wells is deking deeper into the consumer story, joining us now from a mall in california. my, how glittery that swelter is, jane. >> you nope what it's like? did you ever see "total recall," where the guy opens up his coat and he's hosting another being in his gut. >> exactly like that. >> you can't really tell, it's lit up. but back to the consumer which is not buying this. walmart's ceo said 15% of his core customers say all this debate over the deficit is inpacts their shopping and, in fact, concerns over the fiscal cliff, awareness of it has skyrocketed since the election. if you remember, last month, when we asked around, hardly anybody even knew what the fiscal cliff was. listen. >> do you know what the fiscal cliff is? >> good question. don't have a good answer for that. >> fiscal clip? >> cliff. >> oh. >> what is the fiscal cliff? >> i have no idea. >> all right, one month later, nearly everyone knows what it is. nearly. >> are you concerned about this so-called fiscal cliff? >> ah, no, i'm n
Dec 24, 2012 10:00am PST
his sleigh. northbound's jane wells is at the mall in california. jane, just how many people are out there. >> 50% off. no self-respecting store is without such a discount today. tracking into the weekend suggests it's beginning to look a lot like christmas 2007, says craig johnson of customer growth partners. he tells me sales have decelerated all through december. he now expects only 2.8% sales growth for the holiday. that is the slowest since the end of the recession, and they had a take on this weekend. >> in general people were a little bit flat, a little bit tepid, nervous because there's sti still. >> some are already starting the blame game. they say if this turns out to be a lackluster holiday, it could be due to americans feeling gloomy over this horrible shooting in connecticut, but marshall cohen is saying retailers were having problems long before that tragedy. he says, "the lack of sales is due to the lack of excitement in merchandise and to blame it on this terrible disaster upsets me, and then there's the concern everyone has about debt. people are avoiding it. >> we'
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
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Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
, jane wells will be with us in l.a. with the lowdown. good morning. >> hi, simon. yeah, you were just talking about it a little bit. there's been this transition from my generation, yes, i'm old, i like to gift, even if i don't like it, to my kids, 20, 22, they just want gift cards they don't care about the thought. give them the money. and is it enough to save christmas. we'll have that after the break. >>> welcome back to "squawk on the street." i'm bertha coombs at the nymex. we have a nice little rally. if you're long, it's looking pretty good. nymex leading the energy complex. we had the contract here go above $91. that's a two-month high for the current contract. partly we've seen a little bit of a weakening of the dollar. that has certainly helped commodities. also optimism about the fact they're getting back to work in washington to try to avert the year-end fiscal cliff situation. meantime, one of the things that's interesting is how wti nymex has performed. year-to-date it has been the worst performer with regard to its loss versus a gain on the benchmark now for the global
Dec 13, 2012 9:00am EST
cliff? jane wells is live in canoga park, california with more on that. jane? >> melissa -- >> that sweat, jane, that's awesome. >> thank you so much. >> is she pregnant? >> even the doors with the westfield mall here in a few hours, i will explain why i'm wearing this hideous sweat shortly. but the fact is sales are up here so far this year the male saying -- the mall did see a lull after the holiday. piper jaffray says sales run 1.5% from last year around expects the trends to speed one 40% of them still ahead of us a couple trends we are seeing bear out, the consumer federation says more people plan to spend more this year and there has been a huge jump in using cash over credit. listen. >> spending more or less than last year? >> um, probably just a little bit more. i think that things have gotten just a little bit better. >> the economy, i think, is just a tad bit better this year, think so i think more people are out shopping this year than last year. >> actually, i'm spending more this year. >> cash or credit? >> this year it is all cash. >> actually, i'm using more cash as o
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am EST
returns and holiday gift cards ensure the busy season isn't over. cnbc's jane wells joins us now. you're not in pajamas. joins us now with more. >> how would you know? a nice big coat. >> your ticker says your dreams all came true, i understand. >> we will get to that in a minute. i'm at the grove in west l.a. i don't think we're west l.a., kind of l.a.-l.a. here, near television city. december 26th may seem like the ghost of christmas past. it really isn't. this is still a big day because of gift cards. retailers, this is the day they start redeeming the cards and hope people spend extra. 30% of people receiving gift cards plan to spend at least $25 more than the total amount. gift cards were growing double digits annually until the recession when it stopped. >> it's clearly rebounded and beyond the previous levels it had been at before the recessio recession. >> i think more of this year. again, it's like a lot more convenient. >> they're convenient and fit in the card and easy to take in the plane to go home to. >> like wal-mart, places like that, they have a big selection of
Dec 4, 2012 2:00pm EST
from jane as well as, a big breakthrough in the strike that has shutdown america's busiest port, jane? >> we sure hope so m, mandy. mayor via rig goer via rig goes from a trade mission, both sides agreed to federaled me yation. the strike will continue in the eighth day the clerical workers, despite being offered a generous pay package and generous package say their johns are being outsourced. shipping industries which run the terminals say they don't want to be forced to fill the job with union workers if they don't need to 40% of all container cargo coming in and out of the u.s. comes through that port. it is now trickling in and out. again, it won't affect stock shelves before christmas, but what we are hearing now you are going to see it after christmas for those afterholiday sale if they don't resolve this shortly. back to you. >> thank you very much. appreciate the breaking news. >>> all right, on deck, you fill in the bank, pay back is a -- how much letters that was? white gop's plan could target the says that the didn't vote for their guy, we will explain. >> we certainly l an
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
up. jane wells tweeted yesterday where he said i go and turn on my tv it looks like it's 30 years old when i'm watching the tv and jane said he needs to buy a new tv obviously. he's got awn of the old black and -- i guess. but i thought it was funny because i -- anyway, sorry. >>> julia boorstin joins us to talk about all the buzz surrounding netflix this week. is it a takeover candidate, julia? >> well, i actually think that reed hastings is going to try to get to get netflix's house in order, they've been living down the i would say communications snafu and i would say a public relations disaster when they tried to hike up prices and split off streaming the dvd business and ever since then reed hastings has been trying to show investors he knows what he's doing and i think that the disney deal he just struck earlier this week is a real landmark for the company and shows that netflix can compete on the same level as an hbo and showtime and stars and i think he'll try to secure a deal like that and he's in the process of making the company more valuable and he'll probably try to c
Dec 3, 2012 9:00am EST
beach, california, intensifying this weekend with no resolution. jane wells is live at the port of los angeles with the very latest. jane? >> reporter: hey melissa. negotiations are expecteded to start up again this morning but that's not stopping the strike. you have 800 clerical workers that walked out after not having a contract for over two years. it's the longshoremen honor the picket line that has brought everything to a standstill. the national retail federation is asking the president to interve intervene. the work stoppage is increasing shipping costs a billion a delay. each day of the strike affects 0.1 of 1% of far east north american shipping volume. an east port strike is also looming if an agreement is not reached by december 29th. cargo airlines, china, korean air and the union is striking to make sure that jobs performed by union workers stay union jobs after these workers retire. management says they don't want to do that. they call it featherbedding and claim they offered compensation packages for senior employees worth $109,000. time off for most senior people for 11
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Dec 25, 2012 3:00am PST
light technology or a time travel and we haven't heard of. >> clay lon or jane? >> well, i will tell you, it is my magical night that i am able to get around to the homes. but i need their help, too. by stay nothing bed so when i come to their home, i can get all of the work done. it helps me so much. santa carroll tweeted to usment what are your favorite cook ies left last night. >> cookies is a subject i would lining to talk about. chocolate ship . sugar cookies when the children decorated and mill cookies and oreos. every cookie was outstanding and family. >> got a cookie hang over this morning. >> santa we had problems earlier onlet show because clayton and i said our gifts were wrapped by you. but ai nsley's gifts were never wrapped. >> sometimes i like to be different. it is according to when the list checks up. some are wrapped and some i like to wrap them and so it is it a surprise. >> and they were saying it is because it was a last minute thought . maybe not as good as they were. that's not the case. >> not at all. >> sometimes you hand in your list late. >> shocker. >> and
Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
jones. argo got five nominations as well as the jane doe and chained. other nominees are live of high and zero dark 30. the golden globes will be held january 13th with comediennes tina say and amy polar posting. stella had at 7:00 a richmond city employees blowing the whistle on the assistant city manager alleging she is running a private business using city resources. it is a story you only see on kron4. the warriors giving basketball fans and the bay area something to be really excited about. we will have more on the big sucking wind and gary at 745. [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before. safeway. ingredients for life.
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am EST
yet. it's a bit early in california. cnbc's jane wells joins us now with more. just one time of the year, jane, where even back here in the jersey suburbs that's like l.a. in terms of traffic. everybody is out. i mean, just huge jams, trying to get to the malls. it's hideous. yeah, look at you. >> well, right now the only other person with me at the galleria is another reporter from the local nbc station. actually macy's here at the galleria is open. it has been open around the clock. but, i'm looking. i see two employees, no shoppers. and the verdict really is still out on this holiday shopping season. the lull between black friday and today keeps getting longer. and, in fact, shopper track has now lowered its holiday sales forecast from 3.3% growth to only 2.5%. but consumer reports predicts nearly one in ten of us will still be shopping today. shoppers have learned to wait, because they're rewarded with last-minute price slashing. retailers hope consumers are just procrastinating, and not, heaven forbid, stopping their shopping. >> we've seen this trend for the last 20 years that
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
our group? our jane wells has done more than her share of shopping this season and join us with the score. >> thwe always blame the weathe but this year, we can really blame the weather t is toer by store and company by company. one company look at sales using government data and a team of a dozen people that go to 50 ven news. according to his research who are the holiday winners? at the top of his list, cost co-boy, there trying to get a standing rib roast on monday, like we were, yikes, like grand central station. also, urban outfitters, michael coors, home depot not usually thought of as a holiday play, but sales growth there has not just been due to superstorm sandy. perhaps the biggest surprise, jc penney undergoing a positive turn, even as we speak, despite jack pin neigh appearing ton a do-or-die list for 2013, "the wall street journal." a big year ahead for ceo ron johnson, leads us to craig johnson's list of disappointments, ron johnson's old employer, apple, outside the apple store in the grove yesterday in l.a., yes, you heard me, he dissed apple. well, kind of. a little
Dec 25, 2012 4:15pm EST
gaskell, as well as well-known ones like jane austen and dickens and george areas. the american writer i like very much from that period or a little later is edith walton. great favorite of mine. i like her because she is the real storyteller but always kind of fiercely intelligent. her analysis of her characters always amaze you but that isn't all. she doesn't just do that, she tells you a real story. she is a great favorite of mine. >> before i turn this back over -- i want to ask a personal favor of you and ask you to sign this book. [applause] >> by the way -- you will have a chance to do the same. >> while they are signing i want to introduce myself, dale gregory, vice president of public programs and how thrilling it is to have you all here in these two charming gentlemen, i am sure you will agree and i want to remind you the book is on sale in the museum store, book signing will be out the back doors, i am so happy that you came, that that you said yes, we want to thank you, charles osgood, and ken follett, for agreeing -- it must have been immediately too. it was wonderf
Dec 26, 2012 11:30pm PST
supervisor of jane kim. watch for the next episode when we will be back. >> well, good morning, good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us. here in the outer sunset on a, what is looking to be a beautiful day, my name is joaquin torres, with the work force development lead intion mayor lee's program look tog coordinate city resources both existing and new to serve our neighborhoods in need and to serve our small business commercial corridors. one of the things that has been so important to the mayor is making sure that we're attentive and listening to the streets and there is certainly no one better to know that than mayor lee who has been both our director of public works, then moved on to being city administrator, and now our mayor of our city. so, to make the announcement of this new program that will benefit merchants and small businesses up and down corridors like the one we're here on today, i'd like to invite further direction, mayor lee. thank you, mayor. (applause) >> thank you. it's great to be out here in sunset out in irving street. i should come out here every
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Dec 17, 2012 9:20am EST
staying at home and not even voting let alone becoming a part of the political system. stuart: well said kelly jane. thank you very much for joining us. we appreciate your input on this. >> thanks for taking about this. stuart: yeah, well, you know, it is a good subject. 20 women, it's a record high will be in the senate next year. the washington post says they will bring certain characteristics with them and maybe we will get some kind of compromise. i frankly disagree with that because i'm not sure i want a compromise along the lines that the washington post wants to compromise on. that's my own point of view. kelly jane, thank you very much indeed. >> thank you. stuart: all right, scott, go ahead, ruin my day. go. >> you know -- stuart: you want to pay more taxes. you think that women will vote for more taxes. so you're in favor of this. >> no, i'm not in favor of it. i don't think women are going to vote for more taxes. i think bringing women into the fold is fair. they should be treated equally. that's what we've been talking about, everything equal, no discrimination. i don't
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
reputations are now so important to restaurants, doctors, lawyers, contractors we may well see more of them. dietz says he may have lost nearly a million dollars from jane perez's nasty reviews. >>> not much progress, but a bit of promise tonight in our fiscal cliff notes. today president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke on the phone about the looming budget cuts, but as of now, no evidence there's any future negotiations scheduled. a new poll by the associated press shows 48% of those asked support letting tax cuts expire january 1st for those earning more than $250,000 a year, but extending them for everybody else. just 32% say the cuts ought to be extended across the board. joining us now to talk fiscal cliff and ramifications for all of us around here in the d.c. area, virginia congress member gerry connolly, a democrat representing annandale, parts of prince herndon county, fairfax, welcome, sir. we know the arguments by now, very familiar. the president wants to cut off the tax cuts for everybody making over a quarter million. john boehner and the house republicans would rat
Dec 11, 2012 4:30pm PST
billions of dollars for iran. sarah jane hughes is a law professor at indiana university. she joins us from bloomington. >> tom: professor, does this punishment for hsbc fit the crime? >> well, the parties clearly think that it does. >> tom: at $2 billion almost, it is cerinly gnificant largerthan the standard charter settlement from earlier this year. why the big difference? >> the duration, the number of individual violations, the number of countries involved, the fact that mexico is also involved. many factors. >> tom: let's talk about the global nature of this. to put it frankly, is money laundering a business model for global banking? >> well, money laundering is certainly a business model. and the united states has sent clear signals this year and before that it does not want it to be a business model for global banking. >> tom: but yet we still have two banks here that have paid the fines to settle the claims. how profitable is this kind of money laundering? >> i think we have to assume that the profits are huge and that that's a reason why the banks have been willing to run
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Dec 31, 2012 9:20am EST
: well said, kelly jane, she was in our last hour, what you can expect in the new year if congress doesn't reach some kind of fiscal deal by midnight. we just reported that even the irs is waiting to hear what to tell employers to withhold from our paychecks. we still don't know, what is it, about 14 hours, 13 hours left to go. that's it. all right, everybody, time for a market check. where are we right now? dead flat still with a hint of what might happen on the fiscal cliff negotiations. this is sound bite trading in the extreme. we need to check the price of apple stock and amazon as well. record number of tablets activated on christmas day. 17.4 million. a lot of them would have been ipads and kindles, both those stocks up. apple up nearly 15 bucks. that's 2 1/2%. that's a nice gain there. make no mistake about it, gun control will be a major issue in the new year. just this weekend president obama vowed that he will make it a priority in 2013. find out exactly what he said on that subject 10:43 this morning. since you are no doubt fiscal cliffed to death and utterly fed up wit
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
morning news, 6:30 the opening bell live from the new york stock exchange. 6:45 live to jane king for an update. >>> in a few hours pearl harbor survivors as well as military and coast guard veterans will place a wreath in alameda to mark the 71st anniversary of the japanese attack on the pearl harbor base in hawaii. it will be followed by a 20 within gun salute. more than 2400 americans died when the japanese bombed pearl harbor in a surprise attack december 7th, 1941. the attack helped usher the u.s. into world war ii. 3:45 in afternoon sons and daughters of survivors will attend the 48th annual beacon lighting in honor of pearl harbor day. >>> the iphone is likely coming to t-mobile in the new year, the company says it will add apple products in 2013 the company didn't mention the iphone by name and misses say it is likely the -- >>> san francisco-based site zynga wants a real money gambling experience for users. the company has filed an application for a gambling license with nevada regulators. zynga need as decisional revenue sources interests in farmville and words has been
Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
. welcome. thank you for coming along. and jane connors, who is the building manager. she will lead us on a walk through the building as we move along and talk about that as well. this is a fund and a unique place in san francisco, big, open space. a couple of times a week this is filled with a marketplace. >> 100 farmers. they are here on saturday. the farmers market is out front, and also on tuesday's we have about 60 farmers out front. >> and that is on the plaza? >> on saturday it is back here, and on tuesday it is in the front. >> i guess i am interested in what happens. we have a plaza where the ferry boats used to come. what happened? >> the whole backside of the building was originally line for ferryboats. it could handle about 14 boats at one time. the building was built in 1898, and the ferry boats were very popular up until the bay bridge got built in the early 1930's. at that time, the passengers shifted from taking the ferry boats out to going across the bridge and a ferry boat service diminished. >> the cars were a reduction in the use but also led to the development of the
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
, founder of dietz development and his attorney as well. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> good morning, don. >> we also invited jane perez, who did not respond to our requests. so, chris, do you think this is a big win for you? >> well, i think it's the beginning of an important win. let me clear something up quickly. those posted you pictures, the carpet with the stain, that's the original carpet. i never was allowed to install the correct carpet. she fired me before i got to install it. it had already been purchased so i couldn't install it. >> she's not here to defend herself, did not respond to our request. >> sure. >> we got a statement from perez's attorney saying she would abide by the judge's order as this. we got this as well. lawsuits of this nature can have a chilling effect on free speech since their intent is to use a lawsuit and the prospect of expensive legal fees to intimidate customers who have had bad experiences, from sharing those experiences with others. so, chris, does this lawsuit hurt your business more since customers are afraid that you might sue them
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